It is time Aylesbury FC stepped out of the shadow of continued speculation over Aylesbury United’s possible homecoming and started getting the credit they deserve.
That’s the view of bullish boss Craig Faulconbridge, buoyed by a first league win in charge of the town’s elite club over Woodford United on Saturday.
Faulconbridge says he has nothing against FC’s bitter rivals, the Ducks, but is tired of hearing about their hopes to come back to Aylesbury and says FC are a club on the up.
It’s hard to argue with him after his side collected their first win of the campaign and were handed exciting home cup draws against League Two MK Dons in the next round of the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup (date to be confirmed) and Cambridge City in the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
The future looks bright too after the club’s youth team made it through to the final qualifying round of the prestigious FA Youth Cup where they will face Woking, whose youngsters are coached by none other than Faulconbridge himself.
“I feel we need a massive shining light on us,” said the former Premier League striker.
“We’ve turned the corner with the first team with a long overdue win, the reserve team are doing their bit and the youth team are through to play Woking which is a huge achievement with a chance of making the first round proper.
“All the talk has been about Aylesbury United and what they are trying to do to come back to Aylesbury.
“There may be a conflict between the two which is for other people (to concentrate on).
“But we are in Aylesbury and I think we’ve been in the shadows a little bit recently and the club deserves some credit because there is a lot of good things happening, we’re doing well. And I can be the mole on the inside for the youth team against Woking as well!” he added.
FC entertain AFC Hayes on Saturday (3pm) and Faulconbridge says he is aiming to push up the league and get on the shoulder of the play-offs.